Cycle of Change

Posted by david on 07 July 2012 at 11:59 pm

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;

A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 KJV

I haven't read the Bible as much lately as I would like, but this chapter has been on my mine a lot. I have to admit it was more of verse 8 than the rest, but all of it is equally as relevant at any given time. Everything we go through in life is a cycle of change. It's not an exact science, it's difficult to know how long you'll be in one of those times. Of course, we're not just constantly cycling through each one of those individually, they are all intertwined and tangled around one another. Lately it feels like I am somewhere between a time to gather stones together and a time to cast stones.

I've come to realize lately that if I remember each one of those, I will hopefully know which time it is. There is a lot that can be written of those verses, but I will save some of the rest for a different day.


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